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About arkus

  • Birthday 09/28/1940

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    east wallingford, vermont
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    avantis, flathead fords and superchargers

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    1964 r-5317

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  1. 100, and glad the trivia is back, ed, and i still need that rear end we talked about months ago, just haven't got there yet
  2. just took the drivers side door apart to repair non-working window. found the motor to be ok but the drive mechanism that the motor hooks to thru the rubber connector was bound up. was surprised to find the large wound up spring totally absent. it was obvious someone had been in there before me. logic would suggest the spring helps or it wouldn't have been there to begin with but i wonder if the window will work without one as i don't have one handy and would like to put the door back together. any ideas? thanks
  3. is there a replacement motor available? i seem to remember that some earlier fords were the same, also that they were all the same from '63 thru '75. i understand this is a dreaded fix; this is my 1st experience with avanti power windows.
  4. 2-'63's a '64, '74, '80 and an '84 touring coupe. too much info to type here. prices range from $1950. to $23,000. call after 7pm, 802-492-3440 for details.
  5. thanks for "going the extra mile". helps a lot!
  6. that's the same diagram i have. the way it is presented with the description "heat gage" horizontally printed across the picture makes it appear that the mounting posts are top and bottom, giving you the locations for 55B and 14. this is not the case as the mounting posts are right and left and because you could ground either mounting post, the location of 55B and 14 could be reversed. in short, the diagram lacks that direction. i'm inclined to think that 14, the wire from the sending unit, belongs on the bottom electrical post.
  7. on my '63 the gauge pegs past 240 after a very (3 minutes ) short run time. engine is not hot and steaming/thumping. per workshop manual this can be checked to pinpoint either faulty sender or gauge. i have a restored spare gauge to do that with AND here is the question. there are two electrical connections, one at the very top on the back and one 1 inch lower. my schematic shows wire 55B to one post and wire 14 to the other, but is not specific to which post gets, say, wire 14. really don't want to take a chance and ruin the gauge. can any of you really technical guys help? thank you.
  8. thanks for the info. turns out this is a gm. got lock out, (thanks you-tube) and ordered a new one. hood and trunk opening, (next post), should be fairly easy. appreciate the help!
  9. both the hood and trunk cables are frozen. i'm aware of how to open trunk thru the "trunk flap" but am fuzzy on procedure to trip the hood latches. do you go up thru the holes that are covered with those 1- 1/2" rubber buttons on each side? thanks again for any info.
  10. have a '74 avanti ll with no ignition key. can anyone identify what brand the newmans used for that column and any tips for getting the old lock out? thanks
  11. tried a search here, couldn't come up with any info. anyone have the numbers for both sides? thank you.
  12. bought this r-1, auto with air from original owner 4/77. drove for a few years then taken apart for total restoration.. frame and all components restored and painted; never any rust thru in frame, troughs or windshield posts. most everything replaced with new, (springs, shocks, brakes, (turner), steering, fuel and brake lines). known weak areas of the typical avanti body strengthened, body re-gelcoated. original to car engine completely rebuilt to r-2 specs as i was planning to supercharge. trans rebuilt. custom aftermarket tilt column by IDIDIT includes a good original wheel. all cooling parts, (radiator, expansion tank, heater core and heater assembly) rebuilt/restored. new wiring harness, dash pad, headliner and many new smaller parts included. most chrome redone including front and rear bumpers. stainless complete and mostly polished. all gauges included, need refresh. 2005 mustang 6-way power front seats upholstered to mimic original avanti pattern. original rear seats done as fronts. enough hi-grade vinyl material to finish interior. have all new interior upholstery replacement panels and complete weatherstrip kit,(minus rear 1/4's, now readily available). new windshield, rest of glass complete and good. vent window assemblies have been rechromed with window channels and weatherstrip installed. have virtually every piece necessary to finish. if there are any missing pieces i'm confidant they will be inexpensive and easily obtainable. having turned 80, with too many other projects, i don't see completion possible by me; unfortunately the kids and grands aren't interested in cars, period. new england delivery possible, not included in price. WILL NOT SEPARATE. $12,500. firm. questions ?? call between 7pm and 10pm edst any day. george perry, east wallingford, vermont 802-492-3440
  13. arkus

    Last Avantis!

    i think up in the air, some info. indicates both were finished 12/26, while other says "43" was on 12/31.
  14. seven o'clock as viewed from the rear.
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